In Omar’s view, the more pieces to a puzzle, the better. The native Texan began working in healthcare design at the very start of his career, gravitating to the complexity of large hospitals and medical centers. Long-time clients anticipate his eyes to light up when a brief gets complicated. He likes efficiency—ordering the world a little more clearly than he found it—and he likes details. He likes talking to healthcare workers so he can visualize their process and flip a layout around in his head until it’s right. In healthcare design, Omar sees the opportunity to help alleviate unnecessary stress where people need that the most.
After work, Omar is happy to grab a brisket taco and build Lego sets with his two kids, sharing the activity that drew him to architecture in the very beginning.